Seven club members recently enjoyed exploring the Chiltern/Mt Pilot National Park.. Our first stop (unplanned) was the Chiltern Market where we wandered the stalls and visited the interesting National Trust Property Lake View House.. The 8.4km loop
The Benalla Bandits are in the hunt for another grand slam season when their matches begin in April.. This season the Bandits will look to go back-to-back-to-back after winning the past two North Eastern Baseball Association C-grade league
Low quality CCTV images have made this investigation challenging - can you help? . Benalla police are appealing for community assistance to help identify two males following a significant theft from a Bridge Street, Benalla retailer last year. . If
I swear, we should be bottling Benalla’s water and selling it as the elixir of life.. While most of us are lucky to make several decades of wedded bliss, Lyn and Frank Brown are now the third couple I’ve met on the occasion of their 60th wedding
‘‘I’m mad, quite mad you know. Oh yes, I’m a weird one. But I love it. You’ve got to make people laugh.’’. Mary Ellen Gibbs has been called ‘‘Nell’’ all her life and while she’s far from mad, she’s contagiously happy and
- Gus McCubbing.. Justine Nicholls, a Benalla local who went to school at FCJ College and Galen College is an occupational therapist and former paramedic.. Having worked as an occupational therapist in rehabilitation facilities, community
The Great Plains 2400 Turbo Max was put through its paces at a demonstration day in Echuca last week, showing off advances in vertical tillage technology that are helping to deliver an optimal soil profile for stronger, higher-yielding crops.. The
After bringing state-of-the art soil mapping technology from the United States, Onleys Irrigation has set about creating detailed soil maps of northern Victorian farms.. The maps — which display soil pH, electrical conductivity, organic matter and
Beekeepers and crop farmers across the Goulburn Valley could be a part of a $1billion revenue boost if pollination efforts were increased, according to scientists behind an Australian research project.. Funded by the Honey Bee and Pollination
Riverine Plains and Boorhaman Landcare are hosting a soil pit and workshop morning on Thursday, February 23 as part of the Soil Moisture Probe Project with the North East Catchment Management Authority.. The workshop will start at 9am with a visit
Victoria’s protracted firefighters pay dispute needs to be investigated, says the Opposition.. Instead of signing a new pay deal, the CFA and the United Firefighters Union have added new conditions to the 2010 enterprise bargaining agreement
A destructive plant pest has been found for the first time in Australia in Perth, and could pose a significant threat to vegetable production.. The Department of Agriculture and Food WA has confirmed the presence of the tomato potato psyllid at six
Murray Goulburn has reported a first half net, after tax loss of $31 million.. New managing director of Murray Goulburn, Ari Mervis said the first half of this financial year has been a particularly challenging time for MG. . "Record rainfalls and
The spurned West Australian Nationals have retaliated to the Liberals’ preference deal with One Nation by putting the Greens ahead of their alliance partners in two out of three upper house regions in next month’s state election.. The alliance
Queensland prawn farmers are questioning their future as the white spot disease outbreak worsens, with another prawn farm on the Logan River testing positive.. The highly contagious virus has now hit every prawn farm in the area, forcing those
Cereal growers are being warned to act now to counter the high disease risks following last year’s wet spring.. As the sowing season approaches, croppers face greater disease loads on their heavy stubbles and from crop regrowth after summer
Chicken farmers and animal welfare groups are again facing off, with the farmers fuming the RSPCA has threatened to walk away from negotiations for a new poultry industry welfare code.. The VFF has accused the group of damaging a year’s worth of
Marcus Rappel has been jailed for at least 26 years for murdering Tara Costigan with an axe in anger over a domestic violence order.
A female pedestrian is in a critical condition with head and limb injuries after being hit by a car in Sydney, while a child in a pram escaped uninjured.
Melbourne's Catholic archbishop says he is prepared to consider whether the archdiocese keeps its much-criticised child abuse complaints handling scheme.
Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe says a major slowdown in China remains a potential risk for Australia's economy.
Graincorp says full-year earnings could rise by as much as two thirds and underlying profit treble to up to $160 million.
Taxi payments system operator Cabcharge has slumped to a half-year loss of $106.75 million on the back of writedowns and impairments.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Sydney for their first official bilateral talks.
Katter Party MP Shane Knuth won't yet commit to contesting the next Queensland election after his seat vanished in a redraft of electoral districts.
Controversial Dutch politician Geert Wilders has cancelled his week of public appearances after a security leak.
The head of the Reserve Bank says some companies will invest elsewhere if Australia does not cut company tax rates.